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Prof. Dr. Tahir Kamran Pens an Opinion Piece on Prof. Rashid Rana | A Genius Driven by Destiny — I

Professor Dr. Tahir Kamran, Head of the Department of Liberal Arts has written a piece on Dean Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design Professor Rashid Rana, titled  "A genius driven by destiny - I" in the latest edition of The News on Sunday.

Please find below the link to the article:

A genius driven by destiny — I

An excerpt from the article is given below:

Rashid professes the redundancy of ‘structure,’ dismissing Strauss, and argues that it limits the scope of thought as well as its articulation. To me, this position is slightly problematic. Being an entity contained in the specificity of space and time, if a structure is dismantled, it will be followed by another structure. Humans, therefore, are bound to exist and operate in a ‘structure’. There is no escape from inevitability of structure primarily because of the spatio-temporal limitation of humans.

But Rashid explicitly refutes this argument through his work. Thus, he deals in ‘diametrically’ different modes, such as “painting, stainless steel sculpture, video installation, photo-sculpture and photo mosaic.” He does not balk at synergising with other art forms like architecture.

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